Building Well-Being from the Ground Up
By: Tracy Wareing Evans | June 25, 2018
As we work with leaders across the country, there is an increasing energy aimed at advancing economic and social mobility with and through the communities in which we live. This focus on “localism” is evident across geographic areas, governance structures, and political ideologies. Whether we live in an urban, suburban, or rural community, in a state or county-run human services system, or in a red, blue, or purple state, we share a common desire to be healthy and live well. Every one of us wants to live in a vibrant community where we feel safe and can be active, in a home that is stable and affordable, and in a place that gives us opportunities to support our loved ones through quality education and work.
Last week, APHSA hosted our annual Local Council Retreat, which brings together local leaders from around the country whose missions are rooted in building well-being from the ground up. Through APHSA’s National Council of Local Services Administrators, health, housing, and human services leaders work to advance sound policy and practice through collective learning based on their first-hand knowledge and expertise. In collaboration with state and federal partners, these leaders are at the front line of finding and implementing practical solutions that advance economic and social mobility.
To highlight the role that local health, housing, and human services play in building thriving communities, we’re excited to share a new infographic